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Caregivers workshop
Fall Prevention: Strategies for reducing fall risks of the older adults you care for. Caregviers Workshop (FREE) September 24, 2014 5:30pm-7:30pm.
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Next Task Force General Meetings: 7/17/14, 9/18/14 & 11/20/14 1pm-3pm at Sequoia Health and Wellness at 749 Brewster in Redwood City.

 

A Matter of Balance Program
A Matter of Balance is a group program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have conerns about falls. To learn more click here.

 

There are three A Matter of Balance Classes are coming up in San Mateo County.

 

1. Little House in Menlo Park (June 17 to August 5). Call 650-326-2025 or 650-368-2229 to register. For more information
2. Avenidas in Palo Alto (July 7 to August 25). Call 650-289-5400 to register. For more information

 

bw.jpgMills-Peninsula’s FallProof™ program

This six-week program provides one-on-one attention within a group setting. It begins with an assessment of your current balance and risk of falling.
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sidebox3.jpgSequoia Hospital Prevention Class
This FREE five-week class series is brought to you by Sequoia Hospital Health & Wellness Center.

 

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stanford-couple.jpgStanford Hospital "Farewell to Falls"

If you’ve fallen recently or are at risk for falls, you may be eligible to participate in a free, home-based fall prevention program
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Task Force in Action: Senior Day at the Fair

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Welcome to the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force website.

The mission of the San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force is to decrease falls among community dwelling older adults through advocacy, resource development and education. We would like to acknowledge the generous support from our community organizations in funding our various activities in 2012-2013:

Member Spotlight

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Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) – formerly Sutter VNA & Hospice – is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care agencies in Northern California. Since its beginning in 1906, SCAH has enhanced the health and well-being of the community through a commitment to compassion and excellence to home-based services and products. SCAH offers personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs. With dedicated teams of health care providers caring for more than 50,000 patients each year, SCAH offers local service through branch offices in 12 counties. Sutter Care at Home made 279,000 home health visits and provided 218,000 patient days of care in hospice in 2011. As an affiliate of Sutter Health, SCAH is leading the transformation of home care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability. To learn more, visit www.SutterCareAtHome.org.

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sidebox2.jpgThe Task Force welcomes individuals and organizations that are committed to reducing injury among older adults in our community.

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